Convoy Of Nearly Half A Dozen Corvette C8 Prototypes Filmed In Nashville

With the official reveal date, set for July 18, fast approaching, more prototypes of the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 continue to be spotted out in the open.

The latest convoy was seen on the I65 earlier this week, heading to Nashville, Tennessee, according to Instagram user Atsam, who shared a few videos and a picture taken on sight.

We counted no less than 5 prototypes of the new Corvette, which at a rumored 500 hp (507 PS / 373 kW) each in the entry-level model, produced by the 6.2-liter V8 engine, totals to 2,500 horsepower, but it could easily be a lot more than that if we’re talking about higher-end models.

The V8, mounted in the middle of the car, is paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that channels output to the rear axle. It’s unknown at this point when or whether a manual gearbox option will follow, though it’s hard to imagine Chevy not eventually offering one.

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Retaining the Stingray moniker, the base Corvette C8 will be followed by more powerful versions. In top guise, the new ‘Vette is believed to be able to go against the most powerful supercars in the world delivering between 900 and 1,000 hp (912-1,014 PS / 671-746 kW). It will be capable of staggering performance, likely taking less than 3 seconds for the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration.

Subsequent to its mid-summer reveal, the new-gen Corvette will go on sale in the coming months. Before seeing it in an official environment, with no camo covering its sculpted body, we expect Chevy to drop more details about it. Until that happens, though, let’s take a few moments and watch the convoy on the highway.

  • Six_Tymes

    it looks very good here. I hope it looks as good without the camo

  • john1168

    hhmmm… I don’ see that goofy lookin’ rear spoiler on the C8 in the video…

    • Shahul Usman

      thankfully

      • john1168

        It actually looks better without the rear spoiler but I’m hoping it’s an active aero version that’s in the stowed position and hidden under the camo.

  • James Moore

    I guess I’m that guy but, “Nearly Half A Dozen,” wow!

    Would it have been better to say something like…five…in your headline? I think so.

  • B.Stokes

    Looks really good here. Especially the ones without the rear spoiler.

  • Rocket

    5 eh? Wonder how many they started with? The way the development has been going, it wouldn’t surprise me if they lost a few along the way. Keep your eyes open for a convoy of flatbeds as well.

  • SteersUright

    Please offer some other wheel options!! The wheels on these prototypes look more at home on an Accord than a supercar.

    • john1168

      It’s funny you mention that! I saw a video on another site and it showed a “brushed metal” looking wheel. The car was moving so it was very hard to see what they actually looked like but the gm dedicated site was talking about it a little.

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